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Chun Hong

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I have been tutoring students with Math at L.A Mission College for over 10 years. And I also tutored a college student with learning disability and dyslexia to learn math, helping him how to do Math step by step for 4 years.

I like helping people. I like helping students to learn about Math and understand Math and doing Math in step by step to solve problems and also help students understand how Math relates to daily life.

Chun Hong’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Current Undergrad, Aerospace Engineering

Hobbies

I like reading, science, Aerospace, Engineering, Aviation, shopping, window shopping, watching sports, hiking, walking, eating out, watching movies and tv dramas.

Tutoring Subjects


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is that I would teach everybody, Math skills and relate it to daily life. No matter how difficult it is to understand, it can be learned step by step by any student of any age.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I would introduce the Math topic and ask him what he knows about it, and then I would explain the topic in a brief way.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would give him some simple examples to start with. Then the difficulty of examples increases. I want to make him learn, try and practice examples and exercises.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would give positive feedback, like praise and probably candies. The more they try, the more positive feedback they would get.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would explain the skill in detail or step by step, and relate skills or concepts in real-life examples using fingers, toys, colorful numbers, etc.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I would break down passages sentence by sentence, then break down sentence into different parts and explain it to them in detail, and ask them simple questions relating to the details.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Explain a concept with a simple real-life example with the assistance of toys, pencils, etc.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Give them praise for every single step they achieve, and tell them their parents are proud of what they have been doing.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would give them simple exercises and let them try it out.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I would give them praise, and show them their parents are proud of what they have been doing.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I would ask them what they need and would think of the best ways to satisfy their needs.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Learning aids, like our own fingers, hands, pencils, analogies, and real-life examples.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I would set the priority of their needs and set up steps to help them achieve their needs from simple concepts.